Chapter 434: That Person’s My Teacher (Part One)
“It’s normal that you don’t understand tea.” Lin Han brought the package to his nose, sniffed on the faint fragrance that was still lingering on it, and said, “If this tea is the real deal, then the one drinking this must have a big background. This tea is called Da Hong Pao, but Da Hong Pao refers to both the variety that was mass-cultivated by people and the variety that grew on Wuyi Mountain. If it’s the former, then it would naturally not be a big deal. It would still be expensive and scarce, and the packages with the special supply seal would also be of the best quality of the batch that was specially prepared for high government officials. However, if it was the latter type that is naturally grown on those few organic plants on Wuyi Mountain, then its level of scarcity would only make it available for the older generation of high government officials or business giants that had supported the country during the big wars. If it’s marked special supply, it doesn’t matter whether the tea was from the former or the latter, those that can get their hands on it has to be at least the highest or second-highest officials of the city, and it has to be provincial cities like Shangcheng.”
Lin Dong mumbled, “No wonder they only put in a few leaves in the cup when making the tea, and I was still calling them stingy… Damn, what an embarrassment, it turns out that this tea is this high-level!”
Young Master Lin curiously asked, “Dad, is this the legendary special supply tea? The tea that can’t even be bought with money because despite it having a price tag, there’s no supply?”
Lin Han nodded. “This tea is usually sold in grams, and those from the original plants on Wuyi Mountain, the tea there were already hyped up on the market to 200 thousand yuan per gram.”
Lin Han then suddenly realized what Lin Dong was mumbling and he immediately asked, “Did you offend that friend too?”
Lin Dong said nonchalantly, “Oh, nah, I just made a fool of myself and said that I would buy him a truckload. They said that if I can even get a pound, they would count it as a win for me.”
Lin Han immediately said, “Not to mention a pound, even if you can get 50 grams, you would already be very capable, because this tea from Wuyi Mountain’s annual production is just shy of 400 grams.”
Lin Han then anxiously asked, “So who is this guy? How come Dad never heard of you mentioning him? How about… you call him over for some tea?”
“You want to ask him for help?” Lin Dong saw right through his dad. He said, “But, this is a business issue, not politics. You also said that those people have big political backgrounds, not business. How can they help?”
“You don’t know the poor sucks up to the rich and the rich sucks up to the officials? Officials and businesses are deeply connected, and sometimes, it’s just a matter of a word from the official. You also saw, the ones that shut down our factory are officials. I feel that we can go to that friend of yours for help,” Lin Han patiently explained to Lin Dong.
“Never mind then,” Lin Dong shook his head and said with a bitter smile.
“What’s wrong?” Lin Han anxiously asked, “Are you not close with this friend? Dong, listen to me, someone that can drink this tea is definitely not simple. If he’s willing to help, a word from him can solve this whole thing. Right now, we don’t have a better option. If you don’t want to beg Miss Zheng, then just go and ask this friend of yours. After all, it’s better than being humiliated by Miss Zheng again, right? Anyway, just pick one of the two.”
“What are you still waiting for? Go and ask him… Even if you don’t do it, I will. Tell me, who is this friend? For this kind of person, even if you don’t know him, you should still try to get acquainted with him, even if you have to suck up to him and be his lackey!” Lin Dong’s big brother interjected.
Lin Dong looked at his dad and big brother strangely.
“Are we really going to beg him?” Lin Dong asked.
Both of them nodded, and his mom also walked over and said, “What are we still waiting for? What else can we do? Let’s go ask him to help as a family.”
“Never mind it,” Lin Dong said as he turned to leave, and Lin Han immediately ran up and grabbed him.
“You have this kind of resource and you aren’t using it? Did you hit your head somewhere or something? You know this kind of friend, yet you are not managing this relationship well. What are you doing? If you introduced this level of friend to the family earlier, you think our family would still be at where we are right now? Our status could go up at least a level, and I wouldn’t have to look at the Zheng Family’s face when I do stuff!” Lin Han scolded. “Let’s go, we are buying gifts and visiting this friend. Dong, in the future, learn to manage your connections well. We are in a country where connections are even more valued than money.”
The whole family dragged Lin Dong into the car and Lin Dong had no choice but to lead the way. (read on noodletowntranslated dot com to support the actual translators)
But, as they drove, Lin Dong’s dad and big brother began to feel that something was off. (read on noodletowntranslated dot com to support the actual translators)
Then, Lin Dong suddenly said, “This tea is from today when I became my teacher’s apprentice, and my teacher was making this tea. Dad, the person that you are worshiping so much is this guy, but before now, you and my big brother insulted him in his face. Do you still remember?”
Lin Han hit the brakes right away. (read on noodletowntranslated dot com to support the actual translators)
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